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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:18 AM
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Senator Whitehouse Asks a Zinger. No Reply
 
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WHITEHOUSE: Gentlemen, were in the middle of a near total mortgage system meltdown in this country. We have a health care system that burns 16 percent of our GDP, in which the Medicare liability alone has been estimated at $34 trillion. Were burning $10 billion a month in Iraq.

This administration has run up $7.7 trillion in national debt, by our calculation. And there is worsening evidence every day of global warming, with worsening environmental and national security ramifications. In light of those conditions, do any of you seriously contend that drilling for more oil is the number one issue facing the American people today?

(Long silent pause during which nobody answers.)

WHITEHOUSE: No, it doesnt seem so.
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:20 AM
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1. Devastating. What an ad that would make.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:26 AM
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6. enough , I agree. That should be an add.
It would really counter that group who show up to shout drill, drill now!
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:53 PM
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46. Agreed. Run it as is. A perfectly natural telling moment. Not contrived in any way.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 07:14 AM
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107. Run it, Dem campaigns! Perfect ad as is, get it out TODAY
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rabies1 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 07:57 AM
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113. Wow! Obama should grab this one!
You're so right!
k&r (many times).
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 07:54 AM
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112. Come on, pivot, shoot, rebound. Just do it!
If the campaign can't respond quickly, then MoveOn.org or some other group needs to pick up the ball.
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 08:26 AM
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114. SCORE!
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 12:05 PM
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21. With barely a need for any editing. Just a closing maybe. n/t
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:45 PM
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30. Totally!!! Oh, and here's the DIGG link ... Hopefully one of Obama's folk have it ...
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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 11:40 PM
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99. Can't join Digg
Senator Whitehouse: Thank you for exposing the greed, mendacity, lies, and phony issues the rethuglicans always use to commit treason against this nation, and the world.

For once, the smart guy pwns the racketeer punks.

Problem: This has happened several times over the last week as I tried to join Digg:

"An unknown fatal exception has occurred
Whoa! Something blew up. If you think you reached this error in error please do not hesitate to contact support."


So, what should I do? (Besides, obviously, contacting tech support.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n03a7cLf0M
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 06:37 AM
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106. Yes, absolutely. It would make a great ad.
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:46 AM
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120. Agreed, would make a great ad! n/t
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:20 AM
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2. another big k+r, extremely entertaining. n/t
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:48 PM
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43. I hate Pelosi. She caves into lobbyist's money everytime. A massive land rights grab.
We are seeking alternative sources of energy by encouraging off shore drilling???
Our coastlines will look like the oil fields of Texas and Oklahoma. Is there nothing sacred to these people on this planet??? It's all about maximizing profits and controlling our energy sources to make more $.

Pelosi is selling out the nation once again to big oil as if she were the CEO of the "Money Party" and our developing corporatocracy. Welcome to the new world order. The private lobbyists parties at the DNC paid off big time...brought to you by AT&T and big oil.

Pelosi stands for the corporations and not the people. The republicans "have wrecked America" and she enables them to continue the process.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:50 PM
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45. The results of all those corporate lobbyist's parties at the DNC,laughing at the American people
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JimDandy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 06:06 PM
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69. She is such a blatant Corporateer. I think the Progressives
in the house, who are for "people-oriented" initiatives were too weak to stop her getting power. The only way to really make a difference is to get more Populist/Progressive Dems into the House. It shouldn't be Blue Dogs vs Progressives; it should be Populists vs Corporateers. And not just with the Dems, but the Repubs too.
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wolfgangmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:32 PM
Response to Reply #43
78. The difference between the republicans and the democrats ...
... is how fast their knees hit the floor when big corporations enter the room.
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ColonelTom Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:48 PM
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79. I was waiting for you to say "lipstick." :) nt
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:47 PM
Response to Reply #43
89. Not to be overly critical but I just can't stand her "look" - she looks like a
Republican woman - all botoxed up and painted like a Barbie Doll.

Democratic women just don't look like that - they look like REAL women - no matter what their age.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 08:56 AM
Response to Reply #89
116. WTF?
Puh-leeze. Can we quit with the fucking runway critiques? :eyes:
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:25 AM
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3. I like that guy........n/t
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #3
51. He is awesome, smart, consistant, and can get to the point quickly. n/t
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garthranzz Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:25 AM
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4. Wow! K&R #5 for being so articulate

Get that man on the lecture circuit!
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Maureen1322 Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:26 AM
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5. This has to end up in a campaign ad.
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REACTIVATED IN CT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:31 AM
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9. I agree K &R n/t
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 02:02 AM
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102. Republicans heard the following .....
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah?

That's why nobody answered.

They should make an ad from this. But to the Republicans, it will only sound like Charlie Brown's teacher.
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:27 AM
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7. Please let the Obama people see this.
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Karl_Bonner_1982 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:30 AM
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8. I love how calm and cool he is when he says it...n.t.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 07:15 AM
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108. VERY calm and cool but I sense he's seething beneath
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:34 AM
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10. OUCH!
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:36 AM
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11. I sent it. We'll see
K&R
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:36 AM
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12. Great find! - k&r
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Heather MC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:38 AM
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13. This brought tears to my eyes, did you see those bastards smiling
Fucking assholes.

They can laugh because we have to pay them 20,000 a month for they rest of their fucking lousy lives wether they do a good job or a shittastic job. Meanwhile, soldiers who put there lives on the line, Only make about 2,000 a month for the ret of their lives and that's after serving til retirement age.
You only have to serve one term in congress to get that 20,000 a month for life.

I wonder if Joe Scumbag still gets that money?
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 11:23 AM
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19. Yes, the whole room seemed remarkably apathetic
Do these old men not have children?
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:58 PM
Response to Reply #19
36. Not children in the military.
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trthnd4jstc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:53 AM
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14. Wow, that was funny! n/t
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 11:00 AM
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15. Whitehouse is one of the great new freshmen in the Senate
Personally, I think the has leadership written all over him
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LooseWilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 12:17 PM
Response to Reply #15
23. He's a freshman Senator?? Wow. Kick.
That was about as succinct as it can get.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:06 PM
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83. I think he defeated Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island
Chafee was a moderate GOPer but kicked out in 2006. I think Whitehouse used to be Atty General of RI or something?
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 07:37 AM
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111. As a resident of the dinkiest state . . .
Choosing between Chafee and Whitehouse was by far the most difficult vote I've ever cast.

I went with Whitehouse to insure a Democratic majority in the Senate for an equalization of power. Though with the totally rigged optical scanners, it didn't work out as such.

Landslide denied indeed.

Ughhh.

Whitehouse is an ace though. Chafee is also. I hear they are great friends.

That's cool.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #111
128. I've heard your reaction from other RI DUers. I'd be happy to take Chafee
over one of the ultra-right for sure. New England style Republicans are a lot better than the national average :)
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-17-08 07:02 AM
Response to Reply #128
130. Yup he's a real eccentric character.
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trthnd4jstc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:46 PM
Response to Reply #15
42. I agree. n/t
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:06 PM
Response to Reply #15
48. Can I trade LIEberman for Whitehouse?
Pretty please!
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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #48
93. Probably: Just investigate the last senate race in Connecticut.
Edited on Mon Sep-15-08 09:24 PM by maryallen
Never convince me there wasn't some kind of hanky-panky.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:09 PM
Response to Reply #15
75. how about having a whitehouse
in the white house? maybe someday...
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:53 PM
Response to Reply #75
80. from the little state of Rhode Island
that would definitely put us on the map!!!!!!!
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spelldmilk Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 11:03 AM
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16. This is brilliant. Bravo, Senator.
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 11:14 AM
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17. Fantastic Job- I agree about makit it an AD
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iconicgnom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 11:18 AM
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18. k&r - agreed, makes an excellent ad.
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 12:04 PM
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20. Wow, now would that be so hard to do on a regular basis. n/t
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 12:16 PM
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22. KICK! and recommended...
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 12:25 PM
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24. Who were the idiots sitting there giving testimony who became speechless?
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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:15 PM
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57. Looked like Senator Domenici was one of them.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 12:27 PM
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25. the Obama campaign should use that for an ad.
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 12:49 PM
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26. Wow, is he great or what?!?!?
We should be hearing more from this man. Why aren't we?

Yes this would be great incorporated into a campaign ad...
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 01:06 PM
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27. Senator Whitehouse has shot multiple rockets up the assholes of everyone in this administration
Edited on Mon Sep-15-08 01:07 PM by indepat
and everyone who supports, aids and abets, enables, and shills for the sheer madness continuing to be perpetrated every day upon this nation and its people. :P

edited for spelling
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:31 PM
Response to Reply #27
52. Including McCain and his know-it-all national-security-energy 'expert' running mate n/t
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:28 PM
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28. I love Sen. Whitehouse.
Edited on Mon Sep-15-08 02:29 PM by cui bono
He is so great. He'd make a good AG.

He really let Gonzo have it in his hearings. He doesn't take kindly to bullshit answers and hemming and hawing.


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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:41 PM
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29. Big can of whoop ass to kpete for showing this
and to Whitehouse for yet another great line of questioning.
He has always been fun to watch iin hearings.
And, as I have done before, I am sending an email to him thanking him.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:47 PM
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31. I didn't even hear crickets!
This needs to be in an ad immediately!

K&R
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:54 PM
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32. Make it into an ad, just as it is - with their shit-eating grins right there for everyone to see.
Sheldon Whitehouse is a star.
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TxBlue Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:56 PM
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33. OMG! That kinda says it all. What a great ad that would make
I'm bookmarking this
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:57 PM
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34. Wow.
Makes me want to move to his state so I can vote for him.
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TxBlue Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 02:57 PM
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35. This needs to go viral Email out to friends
That's awesome. And they say we're in tied in the race???
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:13 PM
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39. Spot on!
This is a great AHA! moment. It reminds me of some of the AHA momemts out of the old Watergate hearings.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 08:58 AM
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117. K&R
:kick:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:09 PM
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37. {{crickets}}
:rofl:


K&R
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:12 PM
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38. Wow, I'm saving that one!
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:30 PM
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40. LOL!
Go Sheldon!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:33 PM
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41. Wow. An oil painting...staring back at him.
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Twinguard Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 03:49 PM
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44. That is CLASSIC!!! n/t
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:04 PM
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47. Now that was funny...... total silence. n/t
K & R

:kick:
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lisa58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:07 PM
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49. He is good - the silence was deafening
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:14 PM
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50. Imagine how much he would be able to add if that question were asked today.
I guess the staggering weight of his question was too much to bear for those to whom it was directed.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:11 PM
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56. And he just asked it yesterday!
(I just giggled imagining a guy named President Whitehouse. Hee.)
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:41 PM
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53. Senator Whitehouse needs to slap some spineless House Democrats upside the head

House Democrats, some chanting "drill, drill," embraced a plan to open the door for more oil and natural-gas exploration along the entire U.S. coastline, in a shift showing the power of the energy issue in this election.

WSJ: House Democrats Expand Proposed Oil, Gas Drilling
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 04:57 PM
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54. In what respect, Sheldon? n/t
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:06 PM
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55. Yeah oil dropped to $94 a bbl today, while the market tanked at 504 pts.
oils the problem, bank and finance metdowns are nothing.
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:19 PM
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58. K & R DEAD SILENCE ! nt
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:21 PM
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59. Dag.. cue the crickets!!
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mcollier Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:31 PM
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61. This is an example of the battle that has been raging in Congress for years
I'd like to hear the republican response to the statement during the hearing....

Corporate Ass Kissing Fuks....
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:29 PM
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60. K&R
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:34 PM
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62. BURN!
"Drill, Baby, Drill!" sure sounds like a cute little Republican slogan.

That is, until someone asks for some meat behind it.

Then . . . the Silence is Deafening.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJS76JZbP1s
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Kindigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:38 PM
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63. Hurt my ears!
Too many crickets!
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:42 PM
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64. Slam...
Meet dunk.

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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:43 PM
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65. pow!!
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:46 PM
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66. This needs to be shown everywhere.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 05:52 PM
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67. It seems that the members of the committee...
...have had their freakin' brains drilled out! They didn't answer. That silence said an awful lot... I would have stayed silent for much longer though, if I was Senator Whitehouse.
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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 06:01 PM
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68. The silence was deafening!
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emmadoggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 06:10 PM
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70. That was beautiful!
Wow, he totally pwned them!

And he is absolutely correct! And that was just the short list of our monumental problems.

Senator Whitehouse, :yourock: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 06:33 PM
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71. "I thought so." n/t
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 06:33 PM
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72. Huge Kick and Rec
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KewlKat Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:07 PM
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74. I would put a clip in the beginning of Palin
saying "Drill, baby, drill" and then go into the clip above.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:06 PM
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73. K&R !!! n/t
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:11 PM
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76. when was the hearing?
what committee? is it on cspan? thanks
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 07:31 PM
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77. Damn. They were literally speechless! The Dems should use this in an ad!!
Whitehouse ROCKS! :kick:
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:00 PM
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81. Repukes want a quick fix not a long range solution. They are so short sighted.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:04 PM
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82. Whitehouse is often brilliant at Committee hearings. Perfect. nt
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ahem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:32 PM
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84. Thanks for posting! k&r
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:35 PM
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85. On a day like this following a weekend like this, we deserved this gift =- our hero du jour -
Senator Whitehouse. If we could only find and run more good ones.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:42 PM
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86. The silence was deafening
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:45 PM
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87. Wow.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:45 PM
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88. Who is this guy? He looks like a "comer" to me. He and Schweitzer.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:58 PM
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90. K&R
Some group needs to run this as an ad! :kick:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 08:59 PM
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91. I have never heard of this guy, but I like him!
:applause:
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Stump Donating Member (808 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 09:15 PM
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92. ???
K&R
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 09:51 PM
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94. That's the best question I've heard a politician pose to a panel in years.
k/r
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:05 PM
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95. What did he say next??
Or what was said next???
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:26 PM
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96. Senator BuzzKill. We need to give that guy a promotion.
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The Hope Mobile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 10:53 PM
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97. BAM!!! Deer in the headlights!
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D23MIURG23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-08 11:15 PM
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98. Brilliant
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LaStrega Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 12:01 AM
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100. The thin guy on the panel ...
Sorta in the middle in a brown suit, sitting there with an idiotic toothy smile ... :mad:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 12:41 AM
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101. Barack Obama! Approve this ad!!!!!!! and do it now!!!!!!!!
:fuckingbrilliant: and thunderous :applause:
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Agent William Donating Member (628 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 02:56 AM
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103. this is ad material....K&R
60 seconds. Perfect for an ad. Bit on the dry side, but there are no flashy graphics to distract the viewers. Should be something to consider.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 04:20 AM
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104. SEQUEL...... GRANDFATHER, JUGS, AND SPEED
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 05:34 AM
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105. Priceless!
This guy is right on.
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 07:16 AM
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109. HEY OBAMA....we think this shoud be an ad!
tell it like it is!!!


thanks
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 07:37 AM
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110. Big kick!
:kick:
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everything-bolt-up Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 08:47 AM
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115. DAMN!!! k&r! -how do we send this as an ad suggestion to the BO campaign? eom
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:00 AM
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118. Damn.
:wow:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:30 AM
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119. The guy at the table who grins during the long pause... anyone know who he is? (nt)
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bagrman Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:10 AM
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121. I thought it was Kucinich.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 11:04 AM
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124. Really.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 03:30 AM
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132. that looks nothing like Kucinich to me
i didn't watch the hearings so don't know who it is. if he is speaking in opposition to drilling we know why he is smiling. if he is there in support of it, the guy is nervous .

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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:22 AM
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122. Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours

Damn. Bring on the commercials!!!

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:36 AM
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123. With a transcript, unasked! I'm in dialupper heaven! :-) nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 11:59 AM
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125. YAY Senator Whitehouse
Thank you!!
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 02:52 PM
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126. what would you call this panel?
I am writing a letter to the editor and am going to post this transcript. But who is the panel comprised of?
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SCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 03:51 PM
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127. Here is my attempt at advertising this to my local media
I wrote a Letter to the Editor:

Lipstick, Pigs, and a little Perspective

With much talk about lipstick, pigs, moose, drilling and commissions to study all of the above, it is important to put everything into perspective.

Rhode Island freshman Senator Sheldon Whitehouse brought a much needed perspective to the Capitol last week. During a Senate Energy Policy Forum he posed the following question to a panel of Corporate and Republican proponents of domestic and offshore drilling:

WHITEHOUSE: Gentlemen, were in the middle of a near total mortgage system meltdown in this country. We have a health care system that burns 16 percent of our GDP, in which the Medicare liability alone has been estimated at $34 trillion. Were burning $10 billion a month in Iraq.

This administration has run up $7.7 trillion in national debt, by our calculation. And there is worsening evidence every day of global warming, with worsening environmental and national security and economical ramifications. In light of those conditions, do any of you seriously contend that drilling for more oil is the number one issue facing the American people today?

(Long silent pause - 10 seconds to be exact - during which nobody answers.)

WHITEHOUSE: No, it doesnt seem so.

The silence was deafening. Deafening due to the incessant drum beat of war and antiquated energy policies the war supports. The transcript needs no explanation or analytical dressing. A question of perspective and priority was posed and those eagerly beating the drum of distraction had no answer.

My name
Rock Hill, SC

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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:31 PM
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129. That is absolutely precious ! This is why McCain dwells on
drilling, that's his concept of economics.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-18-08 03:06 AM
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131. that was great, it does need to be put in an ad
to oppose oil drilling. what a bunch of assholes those guys looked like.
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